Monday, October 21, 2013

Antique Ceiling Tin Table

One of the things I am loving about having a space to sell my creations is that if I see a piece of furniture I can save I don't have to justify it by finding a place for it in our home. Or convincing the Hubs that we do need another chair, or table, or side board. (Our house is getting pretty full...) And I can design the piece the way it speaks to me- I don't have to make it fit to my decor.

This table for instance:

It was a throw away because the top tier was broken and gone. The top for the bottom table (faux leather) was warped and worn. I can see why the people tossed it. But something about it spoke to me and I knew I could make it new again.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Robert Allen Design Vision 2088 Contest

Happy Friday Everyone!! I hope everyone had a good week and is looking forward to a wonderful weekend. It was Fall Break time around here so there was plenty of Mommy and Kiddo time around our house.

I did manage to complete a design board for the Robert Allen Design Vision 2088. It is a contest put on by Robert Allen Fabrics. They are celebrating their 75th anniversary and asked designers to come up with a color scheme of the future. 

I had to come up with a color scheme that I thought would be popular in the future and create a design board using that scheme.

Monday, October 14, 2013

To The Moon And Back

When you have a friend who is a photographer and takes amazing pictures of your children and family I feel there is no real way to pay that friend back for that gift. Even monetarily. But when said friend said she had been pining away for a moon prop for her photo shoots I knew I could help her out!!

Now I had no idea prop moons were such a hot commodity in the photography world. But after seeing the awesome photos of babies and their moons I wish I had known about them when Saw and Con were small. It's so cute!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Rules of (Dumpster Diving) Engagement

As DIY bloggers most of us are familiar and are not embarrased to say that we have been dumpster diving a time or two (or three, four or five). Truth be told I have been doing dumpster diving in some form or another since college. I was poor, had an apartment, and a lot of time on my hands. And in fact, one of our architecture studio projects was creating something out of found objects. Our class really had fun with that one...

If you are new to the idea (or sport as some like to say) of dumpster diving here are a few guidelines to help get your started:

Monday, October 7, 2013

A few Furniture Updates~

So ever since I decided to actually sell I've been kind of antsy and nervous. What if no one buys my stuff? What if no one likes it? what if what if what if?!?!?!

Ugh scary. But those fears haven't held me back from making more- it's a sickness I think. 

Remember when I found that cute little side table for $5? Well it is now all redone, shiny and new and ready for someone to take it home!

The top was all messed up with some sticky gunk that I had to remove with GoGone

The wood on the top was actually really nice. So I restained it a darker color and painted the bottom blue.

I also revamped this little beauty I found on the side of the road:

The mirror was broken and long gone out the frame. But the frame was in good shape so I knew I could save it. 

After removing the mirror that was left behind and some clean up and paint, I used the side "wings" to create a cork board/ chalk board:

I used mending plates to attach the two pieces together. And I used the existing backboard (that the original mirrors were attached to) to make the cork and chalk board. Pretty easy and I saved something from being thrown away!

The larger mirror frame I turned into a large chalkboard. The existing backboard on this piece was in bad shape so a new piece of hardboard was cut and painted with chalkboard paint. You can see it hanging up in my booth!! Yay!

More exciting projects coming soon!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A New Venture

Happy Wednesday Friends! As I'm writing this it is late Wednesday evening so that means the weekend is just a little bit closer; and that is always a good thing.

For a few weeks now I've been hinting around at something- I mentioned that the yellow chairs I redid are for sale. And if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen this picture:

Those my friends would be price tags for the furniture I'm going to sell!